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NBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
conversation we'd be having if they struck down obama care or not ruled in favor. chris: the republicans could have really used that. >> they could have and i remember that day, all the charter to twitter where people were calling chief justice john roberts a snake from harry potter, the evil professor who turned colors. chris: sam? >> the minority re-elected president obama but i'm going can katty. it's the tea party and thinks of the tea party that are driving the republicans out of contention as a national party. you cannot win nationally if you don't know something about the way the country's changed and the tea party seems to think the country can go back 20 or 30 years. the greatest slogan i hated was we want to take back our country. it's not your country anymore. it's our country and you're part of it but that thinking will defeat republicans if they don't get rid of it. chris: our next category, worst moments of the campaign year. clint eastwood's empty chair number, mitt romney's disastrous overseas trip to london, suggesting that the brits weren't up to hosting the olympics. next, i
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
are the chances they'll go for the obama plan. >> it is zero you'd get the entire republican caucus and maybe something can happen, you can get some republicans and some democrats. but even that seems difficult. and i think that it shows how unreasonable the republicans have become. you cannot even agree to this boehner plan, which is only -- you know, letting taxes go up on pen people who make over a million dollars a year. it isn't even 1% of the country. you just can't -- how is obama supposed to negotiate with them, it is such an extreme plan, they've gone from being the party of fiscal responsibility, used to be their brand, to, we will never raise taxes on anybody, no matter what. and, i think that obama actually, has, look, you know, he gave in on the issue one time, and, now, coming back, and, they will not give even on the small little number of people, and, i just -- i think it is going to politically backfire on them, eventually. >> chris: it isn't just democrats, who feel this way. one of speaker boehner's allies in the house, congressman steven la turret, also of ohio, blasted hi
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
that it was a gift for obama. host: republican line from cincinnati. thank you for waiting. caller: i hosted a radio show in ohio. i told them they needed to run advertising for all radio including radio one. they chose not to. the obama camp did the exact opposite. they had people calling in to our radio talk shows and injured during other people and at the end of the day, the romney camp left me and others and at the end of the day, the romney camp left me and others with nothing to hang our hat on. guest: we should have called you. we also saw some reporting around that time around the number of campaign offices. there were twice as many the obama campaign offices as romney had, roughly speaking, and i remember before the campaign, people in hamilton county, in the columbus area -- and also cincinnati, them claiming there was not the infrastructure. guest: the romney campaign, in fairness to them, were not able to get their organization up and running until the spring. that was one of the advantages that president obama had. he was preparing for this campaign for four years, and mitt romney only
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
in a tight spot and the concern that the republicans have is that obama's panel strength and as we go over the cliff and tax rates go up. but i really think the buck stops with the president here. when you go into the negotiating sessions, paul and you're expected to make concessions, but you're expect today get something in return and boehner made a major concession on rights and the president is giving him nothing in return to take that to his caucus and say, this is what happened in the horse trading. it's all or nothing, obama seems determined to humiliate the opposition. >> paul: boehner made two concessions, first 800 billion on the table in revenue and don't raise rates when the president said no he, you've got to raise rates. he said okay, a concession on rates, an offer first we'll vote for a million dollar tax increase on those making more than a million dollars, but give me something in return. then, those negotiations went nowhere, so then john boehner went to plan b. and i mean, i think you sense at least when i talk to boehner's people the enormous frustration with the presid
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am PST
. that proposed almost $3 trillion in spending cuts. president obama's last offer the one that the republicans rejected was less than $1 trillion in spending cuts. we checked. that would be less than 2% of the $44 trillion the government will spend over the next decade. again, is that the best democrats can do? 2% of all of the spending over the next decade? >> you know, this conversation to me is exactly what is wrong in washington. i mean just listen to the conversation you have is just had. it is he said, she said, blame the other guy. look, i tried to be constructive here and lay out an actual plan to get us nearly $4 trillion by taking the offers that are on the table. speaker boehner and the president were so close and then speaker boehner went off on plan b. i never understood why. had no prospect of succeeding. it did not succeed even in his own caucus. now, the question. >> chris: but you are not answering my question. >> because i tell you something because we only have nine days left here. when are we going to get serious about actual solutions? i would lineback joh welcome jl me. h
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
obama and house republicans at loggerhead. >> i'm listening to what you say about the republicans and they have changed the limits, willing to accept higher taxes on certain taxpayers. further than they had gone previously. and the president, do you think it's an all or nothing proposition or -- he had said there was wiggle room last weekend. >> he did but i don't know what that wiggle room is because as you mentioned, speaker boehner, who is not one of those people who is standing there promising to not raise taxes on anyone, he's in the middle, trying to negotiate it. he's worked very hard. he came up with proposals that democrats sported -- supported two and four years ago. he put forth a proposal that was identical to one that nancy pelosi had suggested back when it was her idea. and the president just simply dismissed it out of hand. he said raising taxes on only people mdking $1 million or more a year isn't going to cut it. and so i don't really -- i don't see how, given the things that harry read and president obama have dismissed out of hand that speaker boehner brought th
WETA
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am EST
that people did want to give barack obama a second chance. i think if the republicans had fielded somebody who actually told us what he was going to do and what he believed in why he should be president. we would not be having -- >> this is interesting. because around this table even, over and over again everywhere, republicans said, particularly republican women who defended mitt romney said, no. women care about the economy. if you disaggregate the economy and issues on the table and everybody was satisfied with the economy there is no way that you will not come away contraception, abortion, rights that people thought they had. if you want to get people mad, if you want to really get people out take away something they thought was safe. that's what women thought. they thought that our mothers didn't even have to worry about contraception. when they were young women they won 'boring. that is an issue that has not been on my agenda. they put it on their agenda and it was a solidifying because the economy that you all claim was going to do it, didn't. >> that will have to be it for this edition
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am EST
the ohio pavers talking about this ad that it was a gift for obama. host: republican line from cincinnati. thank you for waiting. caller: i hosted a radio show in ohio. i told them they needed to run advertising for all radio including radio one. they chose not to. the obama camp did the exact opposite. they had people calling in to our radio talk shows and injured during other people and at the end of the day, the romney camp left me and others with nothing to hang our hat on. guest: we should have called you. we also saw some reporting around that time about the number of campaign offices. there were twice as many obama campaign offices than romney in ohio. i remember some reporting about people in hamilton county in the columbus area and also in cincinnati who were just not having the infrastructure that they claimed. guest: the romney campaign was not able to get operation ohio or anywhere else up and running and that was one of it -- advantage obama had a. ronny only had six months to really prepare. host: oregon, a democrat decline, good morning. guest: were up early on the west coa
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
this on this program. >> let me say something politically. if obama thinks the republicans are going to get all the blame for going over the cliff, they will get a lot of the blame. >>gregg: he will, too. >> more than he realized. he is supposed to be seen as the president of anyone, and he can get it done, and if he can't get it done after being re-elected he will be hurt by this. >> if we have a recession, he is not going to be able to stand there and say they difficulty. >> the taxes would go up on everyone because it doesn't do anything about payroll taxes or the alternative minimum tax. >> or the taxes from obamacare. >> former senator i saw today said, you enjoy this is a huge opportunity for the president. rather than coming back with a narrow plan like you described, if he came out now with a big plan that did entitlements and defense, did spending, and said, simpson-bowles revised here, let's go forward, there would be a deal but it will never happen. >>gregg: will republicans regret they did not vote for plan "b"? >> they may feel like this did in august, they should have taken the de
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
tell me right now president obama does not feel as though he has to compromise much more. he believes he has the leverage because he won reelection. >> on taxes i know it is hard for the republicans but the president ran on that platform. 250. no taxes for people below but taxes above. he won. 60% of the voters said they were for it in the exit polls including some republicans. >> reporter: there is also a lot of skepticism among lawmakers. senator joe lieberman said he thinks the country is closer than ever to going over the cliff. the last time interestingly that lawmakers worked between the christmas holiday and new year's was in 1996. that is, of course, when they were dealing with the government shut down. politics will be put aside this morning. the president, a lot of members of congress will be attending that memorial service for the late senator. >> kristen welker in hawaii. we will check in with you again later in our show. >>> from the fiscal cliff to gun control nra executive vice president was on "meet the press" this morning and here is part of what he said. >> i don't u
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
to successfully negotiate and to forge a compromise that appeals to both republicans and the far left in mr. obama's party. the president metwith senate majority leader harry reid this afternoon and talked with speaker boehner to begin anew that effort to reach compromise. >> averting this middle-class tax hike is not a democratic responsibility or republican responsibility. with their foes the american people have determined that governing is a shared responsibility between both parties in this congress laws can only pass with support from democrats and republicans, and that means nobody gets 100 percent of what they want. lou: there are only ten days remaining tothe fiscal cliff. president obama headed to value within actually minutes, and members of congress have also gone home for chrrstmas vacation already. in a news conference today, speaker boehner admitted negotiations wh the president ha, indeed, been difficult. >> until the president on monday, these are my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbers, $1 trillion in new revenues, 850 billion in spending cuts was his bottom-line.
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
between the two sides centers around a balanced approach the budget. republicans say president obama wants too much revenue. that's taxes in normal speak and not enough cuts. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need economic growth. many believe the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more americans back to work. and more americans on the tax rolls. how we get there, god only knows. >> president obama doesn't see it that way. >> at some point there's got to be i think a recognition on the part of my republican friends, that you know, take the deal. you know, they will be able to claim that they have worked with me over the last two years. to reduce the deficit more than any other deficit reduction package. >> mohammed aladarin is the ceo of pimco and mark zandy is a chief moist at moody's analytics and joining me in studio is christine romans. the gdp for the u.s. grew at 3.1% over the summer. that's more than double the rate of the previous quarter. you c
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
republicans for it. >> president obama for his part said he is optimistic a deal can still be reached. he spoke at the white house friday before leaving for hawaii where he is now. but at the same time the president acknowledging there might not be time for any kind of a grand bargain. he scaled back his goals and pushing not for the big deal, but for middle class tax cut and extended benefits. a larger deal wouldn't be that hard to reach. >> what we ought to do is take speaker boehner's last offer, the president's last offer and split the difference. that would be a package of about $2.6 trillion. you couple that with the 1.1 trillion that will be done. that would be close to the $4 trillion needed to stabilize the debt and to begin to bring it down. >> and if no action is taken by the end of the year taxes go up for everybody. back to you, eric. >> we have to see. the clock is ticking. >> tick, tick, tick. more on the fiscal cliff negotiations. i am joined by congressman peter king from new york who is involved. congressman, great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> happy holidays
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
from house republicans is yet another symptom of a real problem for the gop. they don't believe in compromise. they have lurnlged too far to the right. president obama tapped kerry to be the next secretary of state. let me finish with the great new movie about getting bin laden and how one person can make a huge difference. we begin with where things stand on the fiscal cliff. david corn is the washington bureau chief for mother jones magazine and msnbc contributor, jared bernstein was chief economic adviser to vice president biden. gentlemen, president obama tonight said he had spoken with speaker boehner in addition to meeting with senate majority leader harry reid. >> i just spoke to speaker boehner, and i also met with senator reid. in the next few days, i've asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle-class americans, protects unemployed for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. once this legislation's agreed to, i expect democrats and republicans
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
boehner, the republicans and president obama. >> it's hard to know what's happening at the table. my speculation is, at some point, the president said to the speaker, so i have made some compromises already. i put things on the table. what do you have to put on the table? that may have been what triggered boehner having to go back to the house to get something passed because he couldn't speak for his members. >> he doesn't speak for his members. given that, did it make sense for the president to put something on the table that seemed to be a departure. he said $250,000 and up. he comes to boehner with no hand. no numbers that match in his hand. did it make sense for the president to go to $400,000? >> the senate saying $500,000. >> i was concerned about that. richard spoke he was concerned the president was putting too much on the table. i was concerned about that as well. in terms of the relationship here, i don't think that's the major story. i think they have enough of a working relationship. they have been cultivating the birthday acknowledgement was a nice gesture. i thought tha
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:30am EST
for barack obama. it redefined the global economic crisis. he described it as a product of republican thinking. no question bubba still has it. wouldn't you say so? >> absolutely. >> he did a good job. >> we will be back after this >>> okay. bummest rap, pat? >> hurricane sandy was caused by global warming. what a croc. >> eleanor? >> i can't let that go by. i'll meet you in the parking lot afterwards. okay. bummest rap scapegoating susan rice on benghazi. >> you don't think she brought it on herself? >> no. >> mark? >> the bummest rap to my mind was the assumption or the allegations that the supreme court on obamacare was acting out of politics and not out of their understanding of the law. >> clarence? >> yeah. i have susan rice on the top of my list. but i'll add and say nate silver's liberal bias proved to be a mythcal because he was dead on correct in his prediction on his election. >> the bummest rap. the rap recited by bill clinton to a long of democratic convention delegations that the republican party is responsible for the global economic crisis. experts say the cause of the
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
, the president and lawmakers have left dc for the holiday break without a deal in place. president obama maintains he he's met republicans halfway in negotiations, but that's still not good enough for republicans, which means the future for tax cuts is still uncertain. here's the latest. >> reporter: dc may be shutting down for christmas, but the clock hasn't stopped running and the fiscal cliff is closer than ever. no deal was reached this week to keep taxes from going up for everyone at the end of the year. house speaker john boehner says he's hopeful a deal can be reached, but in his weekly address, he continued hammering away at president obama. >> this was the year the size of our debt, all $16 trillion of it, surpassed the size of our entire economy. it's a grim milestone, one of many we'll have to bear if we don't come to grips with it. the president's solution of raising tax rates would still leave red ink for as far as the i can see. >> reporter: president obama landed in ha for the christmas break. on friday, the president said he believes it's still possible to avoid the fisca
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 12:35am EST
obama and signals conservative republicans are unwilling to stomach any rise in tax rates even on those making more than $1 million which was mr. boehner's plan. so walk us through what happened on friday. how did we get there? and it seems like the speaker of the house didn't see this coming, and a lot of folks in washington want to know why not? guest: we begin the week with the speaker of the house saying negotiations between he and president obama had stalled. they were stuck on their -- i guess i would say maybe not their final offers but current offers. boehner said he would raise taxes on those making a million a year or more and get all told $1 trillion in tax increases which he wanted to be matched with $1 trillion in spending cuts and the rate increases on those making $1 million or more and remove loopholes and deductions to get the rest in revenue and then you had your spending cuts. the president, sort of depends on how you do your math and counting, but the president -- by scoreible math the president would have been at $1.3 trillion in tax increases and $900 billion in sp
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 7:45pm EST
? >> by all appearances, it was a status quo election. returning us to the division of power, obama and the white house, democrats in control of the senate and republicans in the house. but appearances can be deceiving and in this case they are. the most important reality of the election is that the republican effort to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama, almost like the parliamentary party, was not rewarding and taking the debt ceiling hostage was not rewarded. calling the obama health care plan, which was their own only a few years earlier, socialism was not reported. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves and importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition, so i think that was an important change that creates a new dynamic, not that it's going to solve our problems. there's going to be no sitting around the camp liar and washington making nice to one another, but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> two familiar washington faces, thomas mann
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
is the fiscal cliff. president obama addressed the nation saying that he met republicans halfway and still no deal was reached meaning the future for tax cuts is still uncertain. >> reporter: d.c. may be shutting down for christmas but the clock last not stopped running on the fiscal cliff which is closer than ever. no deal was reached this week to keep taxes from going up on everyone. john boehner says he is hopeful that a deal could be reached but in a speech, he continues to hammer away at president obama. >> this was year the size of the debt, all $16 trillion of it surpassed the size of our entire economy. it's a grim milestone, one of many that we'll have to bear if we don't come to grips. the president's solution of raising tax rates would still leave red ink as far as the eye can see. >> the president landed in hawaii for a shorter than usual christmas break. he will return to washington after christmas to walk on the fiscal cliff. he is acknowledging the political reality by pushing a scaled back plan for a tax on the middle class. >> even though democrats and republicans are argu
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
over the cliff. the main objective that obama had was not a fiscacal 1 but political, to fofoow the victory in november byreating cil war among republicans to their brand? to watch that scene last over the tax issue, which is exactly what happened. he said the 1 requirement i have for any deal is hiking tax rates. the reason that boehner was not able to do plan b was because it involved breaching the principle, which she did openly and said he was ready to do it. then conservatives said they would not do it. that is now a fracture in the party that will be extremely hard to reconcile. if you can not, how did yoget a deal done before january 1? i am not sure they can be do that is essentiay the proem the president faced with boehner twtwo years ago, last year. can he deliver? how can you n negotiate with someone who cannot deliver his side? >> you go to people for support at least three owhom have lost their committee assignments. how can you expect them to come into your way of thinking? >> and they wer growing when john boehnhner went down, taking some delight, but that was cle
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00pm EST
of the house of representatives and the senate. republicans and democrats. we really enjoyed strong bipartisan support. we would've had zero impact without them. early on, the treasury under bush and again under obama -- they made it clear that they were not going to necessarily take us all that seriously. we weren't going to be following through on a lot of recommendations. but that changed when we were able to get some allies and oversight minded senators and members of the house of representatives. starting to use extra pressure on them, not to be responded to. we have a pretty good relationship. even more so with the administration that took hold. often they would be taking positions on supporting us on oversight issues are to put them in conflict with a democratic president. again, i think it's bulls were there about standing up for the taxpayer. so we had a pretty good relationship with congress. >> host: did dodd-frank bring in rein in some of the excess is a soft? >> guest: i think some of the excesses. there were some good things in dodd-frank, like the consumer protection bill, which
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
not work out either. i think they are going to go over the cliff. the main objective obama had was not a fiscal one, it was political, to follow the victory in november by creating a civil war among republicans over the tax issue, which is exactly what happened. he said the 1 requirement i have for any deal is hiking tax rates. the reason that boehner was not able to do plan b was because it involved breaching the principle, which he did openly and said he was ready to do it. there were conservatives who would not do it. that is not a figure of the party that will be extremely hard to reconcile. if you can not, how you get a deal done before january 1? >> that is essentially the problem the president faced with boehner two years ago. last year. can he deliver? how can you negotiate with someone who cannot deliver on his side? >> you go to people for support, at least three of whom have lost their committee assignments. how can you expect them to come over to your way of thinking? >> they were crowing when john boehner went down, taking some delight, but that was pre- cleared by
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
call. >> he soldiered on with ms. home, also a volunteer. >> we're fired up now. >> fired up by obama but respectful of opposing views. >> i like a good conversation with a republican. it's no different. it's nice to see sxhaer their viewpoints. >> the prizes for his work, the president won and he received an invitation to a white house holiday party. when that came and you opened it, what did you think? >> i didn't think it was real. >> it was, so berdy traveled with his family for the white house to visit the president he'd worked for during two campaigns but never met. >> what will you say for him? >> probably say it was an honor working for you, and i'll very glad you got re-elected. >> dan lothian, cnn, the white house. >>> the nra has offered a provocative solution after the shooting, but armed guards in the schools. congress has one thing on its plate with the fiscal cliff. lawmakers have headed home for the holidays. candy crowley joins any now with a preview of her show. good morning. what's the reaction to the nra's proposal at the capitol there? >> not just the capitol, but
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 12:30pm PST
humiliated however, hillary clinton and president obama are on their own. >> jon: and you had questions, judy, whether secretary clinton questions about this. >> this is the amazing thing about the press conference on friday, that the republican senators had because they suggested that she hadn't even sat down and talked to the men who were leading the panel that she created. if that's true, that is truly an astonishing omission and i don't think she is going to be able to escape responsibility for it. she's already claimed responsibility, but i think that questions are going to be continue to be asked what she knew when. it's not good enough. you're not going to be able to get away with saying this is just an assistant secretary problem. it's not. >> jon: those three republican senators came out in that news conference and said there are questions here that need to be answered about the president and his policies and suggesting that secretary clinton needs to answer those questions as well. are the press -- are the press answering and-- >> we talk about this a lot here. the press overall hav
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
was to overturn obama care. and scott will be the first black senator from the south since reconstruction. the first black republican senator since edward brookes of massachusetts lost the re-election bid in 1978, and the only black senator currently serving. tim scott will be the seventh black senator in the nation's history and on three occasions have african-americaning been elected to the upper chamber. only one time has a blaek senator been both elected and re-elected. the governor is aware and she sounded self-conscious about the governor reerting an eastern american. >> it is very important to me as a minority female that congressman scott earned this seat. he earned this seat for the person that he is. he earned this seat for the results that he has shown. he earned this seat for what i know he's going to do in making south carolina and making our country proud. >> right now i want to bring in atlanta's democratic mayor, founder and president of the center for social inclusion a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting social and economic inequality. and kevin alexander grey.
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
is former democratic congressman and budget committee member martin frost and former republican congressman and oversight and government reform committee chairman tom davis. hello, gentlemen. nice to have you back. >> good morning. >> representative frost, we heard senator barroso there. does president obama want to go over the cliff? >> no, i don't believe that at all, alex. i've talked to people at a high level of the white house. they are concerned the effect this could have on the stock market, on our economy generally as well as the world markets. they don't want to go over the cliff. they've made a reasonable offer. they've moved to $400,000 as a cutoff, let everybody under that amount have their tax cuts. i feel sorry for speaker boehner who couldn't deliver his own party. if he'd been able to do that, at least somebody would have headed over to the senate and there could have been action. senate has to originate something. up to mitch mcconnell and harry reid to figure out something, send it back to the republicans in the house and hope enough will join democrat and vote for it. >>
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
obama remembering senator daniel inouye on friday. a rare moment where democrats and republicans came together. that american hero, we'll talk about the rest of the week's politicians on our roundtable joined by peggy noonan of "the wall street journal," mayor cory booker of newark, matthew dowd, also grover norquist, also an nra board member and katrina vanden heuvel, publisher and editor of "the nation" and you write for washingtonpost.com. let me bring to you t"the wall street journal", you have a blow-by-blow account of how the speaker's plan collapsed after the president's plan collapsed, as well. in your view what went wrong? it seems like there were so many wrong turns and absolute collapse. >> yeah, it has been a bit of a debacle -- i think you can say. i think the speaker has been in an impossible situation and i think that he tried to put forward a plan that just might save things a little, and it didn't work. i do think part of the story, which is doesn't get enough attention from folks like us is that the president has been a little michael corleone towards the republicans
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
disparate about the inability of washington and the age of obama to do stuff. neil: to say nothing about the poison the well with republicans in the meantime. but i know everyone talks these doomsday cult fgures and aids and everything else. are you hearing of a backup plan to the treasury secretary can do something on tax tables, the lay , mayb stolid. >> the treasury secretary has said some things and hinted that others about what could be done to hold this in abeyance for a little while so that the full brunt isot come down. if you have a total failure, absolute failure in the alternative minimum tax, the apparel tax holiday command the reveion to the clinton era tax rates to match those of going to affect you're looking at people's paychecks being dramatically smaller, take-home pay going down by a huge chunk which would be very painful. the treasury has things they can do all the back. the other thing is, of course -- and that is just on withholding, they can stop withholding which what they have hinted that they can do. people don't see there paychecks emulate. vacancy, we are goin
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
with this and the press treatment, this is the real meaning of obama's election. there is going to be a lot of stuff that went kerfluie. i don't think the press and the government i don't even think the republicans will push it. >> that's bad. >> i think so. i had a cold for awhile. >> it is a combination of two words. >> i think it is in the mad magazine lexicon. >> cerflewie is one of the names of my daughters so tread carefully. >> this is pretty horrible i think. we know something horrible happened there, but some flunkies, remi, well get fired. susan rice will drop out which you are for because you didn't want a woman as secretary of state anymore, correct? >> that's a question? >> there was a question in there, but i was looking at your radiant beauty and i was lost in your eyes. >> wow, who are is this man and what did you do with greg? >> the report is disappointing. they don't place any blame on any individual. but we know three state department officials have resigned. as you said, we know something happened. there were failings and short comings from every part of our justice system. i th
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
. the republicans have given up their role as their primary negotiators in this. to this point, they are trying work out a smaller bill, and president obama, you can tell, he is holding out hope that it can work. >> nobody can get 100% of what they want. and this is not simply a contest between parties in terms of who looks good and who doesn't. call me a hopeless optimist? i still think we can get it done. >> and i think, don, that with congress going home, the president's other option was to stay in washington while no one was there. we saw some of the vacation last year disrupted for the president's late departure, so there was that desire to come out here. but i also think that some at the white house think that allowing congress to go home may also allow them to get somewhat of an earful from their constituents that they need to get something done in what really has become the last ditch effort to deal, at least with the tax hikes as part of this, they are not able at this point, and they are kicking the can down the road on dealing with the bigger issues. >> all right, in a very lovely honolul
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
political future. >> he didn't say no. >>> here's what's trending online. president obama hasn't announced his nomination for the next secretary of defense, but some lawmakers voice their skepticism today about senator chuck hagel for the position a republican senator says he doubts he will get the votes and says hagel's past position on irrarn is out of touch with the president's policies. >>> a concert promoter is suing rapper rapper nas for $10 million, claim avenues no-show for a new year's concert in africa heavily promoted. >>> tim tebow to jacksonville? an espn reporter says tebow is signing with the jaguars this offseason is a virtual certainty. the jets reportedly are likely to honor tebow's request to be released, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. >>> a man who didn't make it as a pop star has found the kind of success that no amount of fame can match. we will have his story. we're at walmart with the simmons family. how much is your current phone bill? four sixteen seventy six a month! okay, come with me -- we're gonna save you money. with straight talk at walmart,
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
a divided government. we have a democratic president and a republican house of representatives. i happen to believe that creates an opportunity. i did not vote for barack obama, but i do believe that having a president in one party and a house in another party does create an opportunity for us to work together in a bipartisan way. we know if my party won everything, it would have been tough for us. it is a political attack that would be taking place from the other side of the aisle. working together, i believe we can tackle this issue. that is really what we desire. that is the right thing to do. we are in the midst of a very tough negotiations taking place between two people. the president, and the speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner. i want to express my appreciation of my colleagues. i have been a minority. i have served in the minority from 1980 to 1994. it is challenging. it is not easy. we are a 11 days away from going over the fiscal cliff and we feel strongly about the need for this institution to state its position on this. i know we have heard mr. reed indicat
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
? >> they clearly could do something, but i think it's important for the republicans at this point to sit back and realize they've made a compromise. president obama walked away. now, the ball is in his court to actually give them something much better. if not these tax increases are going to be his, he'll own them and that's what they should want, rather than vote for something that's really going to hurt, hurt their reputation as being against tax increases. >> alisyn: but of course, the president, for whatever reason, thinks that polls and the public and his presidential win and the mood of the country is on his side. polls suggest that people are okay with the wealthiest paying more in taxes. so, the president, it appears from at least this game of strategy, that he thinks he can wait this out. >> well, i think the republicans have to believe in their principles rather than believe in polls in this case. if the president wants to take that risk, that's fine. the simple truth, if you want to help the poor and the middle class, you're not going to help them by raises taxes on the most produc
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
the house as ultra- conservative republicans 3 for americans making more than a illion dollars. arin we are from a deal as congress goes home for the holidays. holidays. 3 after speakkng with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quiccly come up wiih a solution to avert somee end-of-year tax hikes associated with tte fiscal -3 cliff. in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress & po work towards a package that -3 prevents a tax hike on iddle class amerrcans, protects million americans and lays the groundwork for further work onn both and deficct reduction. tte remarks came after house ppeakerrjohn boehner failed to -3 pustee enoughhof his party's -&psupport to bring his "plannb" to the floor. is prooosal woold have effectively aisedd taxes only on hose americans making more thannone million & dollars a year. we had a number of our memmees who juss really didn't want to be taxes. the two ides ach left the capitollfor the christmassholidayy, bbaminn the ooher ffr inaction.. democrrts said thursday's faiiure in
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
thing that where we fell down, why were people so surprised, including republicans, so surprised at the turnout among democratic voters? that was a story that got missed. the fact is, block by block, ipad by ipad, town by town. obama was organizing and generating a good deal of effort on the ground. that's a much harder story to do than repeating sound bites. the fact that a lot of people were surprised at the turnout, including republicans, tells me that was one of the big stories. >> that was a social media gaffe that the romney campaign made. they had this big organization they put together and it didn't work. >> just to button this up, i don't think we'll have a presidential campaign, again, where it's one token woman acting as a moderator. that was a positive step. >> thanks very much for joining us this morning. >>> ahead on "reliable sources" a harrowing ordeal in syria for richard engel. risk-taking reporters in just a moment. who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortg
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
that president obama can provide that he has not provided on this issue. yes, there's a lot of hearts and minds that have to change in congress. a lot of them republican. also some democrats. i think it's up to us as citizens if we want to see changes happen to take off the party label and to demand it of our elected officials and the people representing us. a lot of times politicians act because the citizens are demanding it. >> right. >> and crying out for it. and that's what has to happen on this issue. >> i think you're right. >> we have to lead, and they will follow. >> this is not a republican and democrat issue. i always say that -- or democratic issue. and it is because it's going to take all of us to do it, and we have to take the politics out of it. l.z., i'll give you the last word. go ahead and go on as long as you want. i'm sorry i cut you off zoosh that's quite all right. i was just going to say that what anna is describing is a microcosm with what's wrong with washington. there is this notion that the mra m mnar is a defender of the second amendment. our elected officials are sup
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
operating in separate realities. vast majority of republicans that won with 55% or above largely immune to the demographic currents that have made it hard to win the white house. democrats that look at this and say, president obama gave up too much in his final offer when he went up to $400,000 on the taxes. both sides, this is -- we've had decades of polarization and you are seeing on the debt ceiling and this, it is hard to find the bridges between the parties that are representing very different americas and different coalitions. >> they're also sort of looking at the possibility of going back to the minority, and a couple years the minority tends to cure the purists after a while. >> you would hope. one thing that did not happen this week, the democrats could not come to conclusion what cuts in spending they would like to make. they made some offers. pulled them back almost within 24 hours. that party is as hard over on spending as the republicans are on taxes. >> we haven't actually seen, we have watched and they're both arguing the other's issue. you know -- >> we kept thinking co
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
republicans not just on this issue but on several issues down the road and essentially john boehner was right with bran b. we needed to pass that because we need leverage on president obama because president obama is not offering a balanced approach. he is talking about cutting spending but not talking about preserving medicare and social security which is 6 6 to 62 tof the federal budget. they need to use the debt ceiling limit to preserve medicare and social security. i think we will eventually reach an agreement here. >> but doug, i don't believe -- i don't think that is entirely fair. the president put on the table things that many people in his party don't like. he put on the cpi on social security and agreed to some where around $400 billion in medicare cuts. he but entitlements on o the table in big, big numbers. john boehner was the guy who said a week ago we got to have a trillion in revenues and a trillion in cuts. that was the basic frame work for the deal. so then the decision in terms of where the tax rates would go up, whether it was 250 a year or 500 a year or what that thresh
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